The mission and goals of the College are rooted in three principles of institutional identity:
- As a Puerto Rican institution, Boricua College is committed to the inseparability of culture from education. The College’s programs take into consideration the educational and economic difficulties experienced by Puerto Ricans and other minority groups underrepresented in higher education. It seeks to strengthen Puerto Rican, Latino and cultures of all its students through a bilingual multicultural approach to all learning. By focusing its learning activities on solutions to problems facing these communities, the College prepares students for effective community leadership.
- As a liberal arts institution, Boricua College’s educational philosophy is that a liberal arts education means mastery of generic intellectual, affective and psychomotor-behavioral skills and abilities, necessary for life-long learning and acquiring the knowledge of the liberal arts and sciences. Its curriculum offers students a solid foundation in the concepts and methods of the humanities, social sciences and physical sciences.
- As a non-traditional institution, Boricua College offers students the opportunity to experience highly individualized and small group learning programs that may be pursued at their own pace to meet their professional and career goals. Learning activities are not confined within college walls. Instead, they unite, in creative and stimulating ways, the world of scholarship and the world of work; it evaluates student progress through multiple measures that reflect the diversity of student goals and recognizes student achievements, both prior to and during enrollment, as worthy of academic credit.